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ISP Organization Calls Mozilla ‘Internet Villain’ Following Embrace of Privacy-Friendly DNS-Over-HTTPS

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The trade association for internet service providers in the UK has nominated Mozilla for this year’s award of “Internet Villain” because of the browser maker’s plans to support the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) protocol in its Firefox browser.

The Internet Services Providers Association claimed that Mozilla’s supports DoH “in such a way as to bypass UK filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining internet safety standards in the UK.”

The trade association’s comments come after two months of constant criticism aimed at both Mozilla and Google, from both the UK government and various advocacy groups

The DNS-over-HTTPS protocol (IETF RFC8484) works by sending DNS requests via an encrypted HTTPS connection, rather than using a classic plaintext UDP request.

Curated from ZDNet

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